Socio-Emotional and Mental Wellness Resource Center
The Manteca Unified School District works to promote the healthy socio-emotional development of all students, as well as assist students to overcome mental health-related barriers to learning by connecting to them to available resources within MUSD and in the community.
We are here to help. MUSD’s dedicated Suicide Prevention Committee and our Health Services team partner with Valley Community Counseling of San Joaquin County (VCC) to place counselors at every school site, through all phases of our 2020-21 return to school plan. Because of the District’s partnership with VCC, these services are free to students and families. If you would like VCC counseling support, please call your school office or communicate with your teacher. View the list of school office phone numbers.
While distance learning, counselors and psychologists are accessible to students via Teams and have 1:1 sessions via live Teams calls.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of hurting themselves or others, call 911.
More resources for support:
MUSD Health Services Department – (209) 858-0783
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, along with a variety of prevention and crisis resources.
Call or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741
In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor from anywhere in the United States, anytime 24/7, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.
Text or visit https://www.crisistextline.org/
Teen Line – 1-800-852-8336
Teen Line is a non-profit teen help hotline based out of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The line is open nightly from 6 pm to 10 pm PT.
Call, text TEEN to 839863, or visit https://teenlineonline.org/
San Joaquin County Youth Warm Line – (209) 468-3685
Mental Health Support line, available from 11:30 am to 8 pm daily (excluding holidays). Free and available to all youth, regardless of insurance.
The Trevor Project – 1-866-488-7386
A nationwide organization that provides a 24-hour confidential, crisis hotline, as well as webchat and text options, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Text START to 678678 or visit www.thetrevorproject.org
Childhelp Nonprofit Organization – 1-800-4-ACHILD (422-4453)
Provides 24/7 assistance in 170 languages to adults, children and youth with information and questions regarding child abuse. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
Call or visit Childhelp.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
National call center refers to local resources; Spanish plus 160 other languages available; no caller ID used.
Call, text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474, or visit https://www.thehotline.org/help/
Trans Lifeline– 1-877-565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. It provides crisis intervention hotlines, staffed by transgender individuals, for trans and questioning callers.
Call or visit https://translifeline.org/
Common Sense Media – https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Common Sense Media is a nonprofit organization that provides education and advocacy to families, including tools that promote mental wellness and resources designed for kids that allow immediate support when needed.
Visit their website or view articles on their blog https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/6-ways-to-support-kids-mental-health-right-now
California Department of Education - https://www.cde.ca.gov/
To support students, schools, and communities during this challenging time, the CDE has gathered information regarding mental health resources, including links for students to get direct access to mental health professionals. The new “Help for Students in Crisis” web page includes crisis and warm line numbers, along with other COVID-19-related resources for providing virtual mental health services, and information for mental health providers, families, and youth.
Suicide Prevention Committee Members:
Joe Ahuna (SRO Supervisor)
Teresa Kellstrom (VCC Supervisor)
Suicide Prevention Highlights:
September 2019: Free Hugs in Support of Suicide Prevention
September 2019: Suicide Prevention Parent Night
MUSD has a steadfast youth suicide prevention/intervention/and postvention committee comprised of school nurses, psychologists, counselors, District and school administrators, and a school resource officer from Manteca PD. Their commitment is to ensure that students in MUSD have access to suicide prevention education, programs, and intervention support including risk identification and crisis follow-up.